I like to dabble in projects. I like to try something out and see how it goes. If you have ever worked with me on a project, you know I get very intensely focused on something for a short period of time, and I make something happen. Then, I move on to a different type of project. I like to keep busy, and I like to learn new things.
Academically, I have done just about the same thing. If you read my biography, you know that my undergraduate degrees were in statistics and business administration. I then proceeded to get my graduate degree in apologetics, and I am now moving on to my PhD in humanities. I like to learn new things, and my intellectual travels have been rather broad if you will.
I just published an e-book about this process, and it is free right now on Amazon (it will stay that way until July 5 after which the price will increase to $2.99). I titled it Learn to Learn: 8 Steps to Developing New Skills Efficiently and Effectively.
The title is rather self-explanatory in my opinion, but essentially, I started reflecting on how I learn best, and after that process, I decided to write it down. I’m not a psychologist, and I’m not a professional educator. I am not making any type of grand claim other than this is the method that I have been highly successful with, and I think it can help you as well. When I am faced with a new problem or a new skill I have to learn, these are the steps that I literally go through to make it work and do my job well.
I have done this in my academic life, professional life and personal life, and those stories are interspersed throughout this book. I tried to demonstrate how this process actually works for me in a variety of contexts because then you can apply it to whatever situation you are in.
I guess the fact that I publish my own thoughts on my own website means that I am self-promotional by nature, but this post is especially self-promotional. I would love for you to download this book. I don’t know if you all are familiar with how Amazon ranks books, but it is based on a combination of the number of units sold and the quality of the reviews a book receives.
Since the book is free right now, there is literally no cost for you to help me out, and I hope that you can take two seconds to click the download button. Even if you don’t have time to read it right now, you would be helping me, and I would greatly appreciate it. If you do read it, any review would be great. I want you to be honest. I hope you like it, and I think you will, but even if you don’t, a review would be coveted greatly.
The more downloads I have will provide me with a better position in the Amazon product listing which will obviously help me out when this book is not free anymore, and I can make a little bit off of it. The better the listing, the more the sales.
I like free content, and I love to write for you all the time, but now I figured I would try a little experiment, and you can help me make that experiment a success.